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  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 26- For the past month, the name most associated with venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers is former partner Ellen Pao, who took the firm to trial for gender discrimination and retaliation. "You can imagine that over the next 18-24 months we'll be adding people to the firm," said Mike Abbott, 42, one of the newest Kleiner partners,...

  • March 26- Google Inc said it would pay its new Chief Financial Officer, Ruth Porat, more than $70 million in the next two years through a combination of restricted stock units and a biennial grant. Porat's compensation package includes a grant of $25 million through restricted stock units, a $40 million biennial grant in 2016 and a special one-time $5 million...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 26- Virtual reality, artificial intelligence and drones will enable Facebook Inc to create a more lifelike and useful social network, the company said in its clearest explanation so far for technology projects that have puzzled some investors and analysts. Facebook executives made the case on Thursday, at its annual developer conference...

  • Final Glance: Internet companies Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    eBay fell$. 55 or. 9 percent, to $57.52. Google Inc class A fell $3.36 or. 6 percent, to $563.64. Groupon Inc. fell$. 16 or 2.1 percent, to $7.58.

  • March 26- Google Inc said it would pay its new Chief Financial Officer, Ruth Porat, an annual base salary of $650,000 and a special one-time $5 million sign-on bonus. Porat, who will join Google on May 26, will also get a new hire grant of $25 million through restricted stock units and a $40 million biennial grant in 2016, the company said in a regulatory filing on...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Google just found out that luring a top executive from Wall Street to Silicon Valley is expensive. The lucrative pay package disclosed in a Thursday regulatory filing underscored how much Google prized Porat, who is considered to be among Wall Street's most powerful women. Shortly after her arrival, Google will award her stock valued at $25...

  • Google to pay new CFO annual base salary of $650,000 Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 4:54 PM ET

    March 26- Google Inc said it would pay its new chief financial officer an annual base salary of $650,000 and a special one-time $5 million sign-on bonus.

  • Midday Glance: Internet companies Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 2:20 PM ET

    eBay fell$. 44 or. 8 percent, to $57.62. Google Inc class A fell $3.99 or. 7 percent, to $563.01. Groupon Inc. fell$. 08 or 1.0 percent, to $7.66.

  • Verizon's online video service may depend on ads Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 12:44 PM ET
    Customers enter a Verizon Wireless store in New York.

    Verizon Communications may rely largely on advertising for revenue from its upcoming online video service.

  • Want a billion-dollar career? Choose this degree Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 11:23 AM ET

    Hoping for that seven-figure annual salary? According to this data, the solution lies in whether your adolescent self picked the right degree.

  • NEW YORK, March 26- Verizon Communications Inc may rely largely on advertising for revenue from its upcoming online video service, Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo said in an interview. Original online programming on Verizon's service could use an "advertising-type" model, "not necessarily a consumer-pay model," Shammo said in the recent interview.

  • Early Glance: Internet companies Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 10:34 AM ET

    eBay fell$. 37 or. 6 percent, to $57.69. Google Inc class A fell $6.66 or 1.2 percent, to $560.34. Groupon Inc. fell$. 07 or. 9 percent, to $7.67.

  • Cramer Remix: The selloff was made for this stock Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:02 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer is focusing on selloff wishes and portfolio dreams.

  • Cramer: Missed buying Kraft? Don't sweat it Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 6:32 PM ET
    Kraft and Heinz products are shown in Chicago, March 25, 2015.

    Missed the Kraft-Heinz boat? Jim Cramer says don't worry! He is much more enthusiastic on cashing in on these portfolio trends.

  • NEW YORK, March 25- Patent holding company Intellectual Ventures' second crack at holding Motorola Mobility liable for using its technology without permission partially succeeded on Wednesday after a U.S. jury in Delaware found Motorola infringed a patent on multimedia text messaging. Another trial between the two, involving a single Intellectual...

  • Final Glance: Internet companies Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    eBay fell $1.45 or 2.4 percent, to $58.06. Google Inc class A fell $10.54 or 1.8 percent, to $567.00. Groupon Inc. rose$. 18 or 2.4 percent, to $7.74.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 25- Facebook Inc on Wednesday opened up its Messenger service for developers to create apps and for shoppers to communicate directly with retailers, as the Internet company seeks to expand its reach. Facebook hopes to turn its messaging service into one that operates independently of the company's social media network as it faces...

  • Whitman, the founder of Whitman Capital LLC in Menlo Park, California, is serving a two-year prison term for his August 2012 conviction on securities fraud and conspiracy charges. Prosecutors said he profited in trading in shares of Google Inc and video-conferencing company Polycom Inc based on illegal tips from people like former Intel Corp employee Roomy...

  • Facebook's path to e-commerce: Analysts Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during his keynote address at Facebook F8 in San Francisco, California March 25, 2015.

    Just how far is Facebook from becoming a selling platform rather than just a social one. Analysts on CNBC offered their takes.

  • Facebook expands messaging service features Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 2:19 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 25- Facebook Inc on Wednesday opened up its Messenger service for developers to create apps and for consumers to communicate directly with retailers, in the social media network's latest effort to expand its reach. The push to transform Facebook's messaging service into one that operates independently of the company's social media...